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    September 13, 2012
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>> we also have a traffic alert for you. this happening in maryland this morning. take a look, huge back ups there on parts of the beltway. what you need to know to head out the door. fox 5 morning news at 7:00 starts right now. >> this is fox 5 morning news. >> here's a live look outside. a few more clouds than we've had the past couple days. still a beautiful start and cool day for this thursday september 13th. good morning. >> happy you are with us on this thursday morning. >> let's get the latest on our forecast. >> good morning, everybody. another fine start. we have kwool temperatures out there -- cool temperatures out there at the moment. you know where we're headed. into the low 80s. 61 in washington. it actually just fell back. all right. frederick you are cool again. 48 for you.
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looking at the satellite radar off to a nice quiet start. high pressure. that's been around all week long. that will continue to dominate our weather forecast here. today and much of tomorrow will be nice and dry. and generally cloud free. we're talking about the poernl for temperatures to top out in the upper 70s and low 80s today and tomorrow. and off to the north and west, you see out towards chicago. that's rain shower activity and a cold front which looks like it will get through here late friday and early saturday. you want to timeout the potential for a little rain shower activity. late tomorrow night and early saturday. yesterday we thought the showers would arrive during the day. the weekend should be a good one. so get ready for a nice looking weekend. details on that in just a minute. highs in the low 80s. that's weather. let's see traffic. >> all right . very busy out
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here on the roads. the crew in sky fox catching a break. southbound on 270 is where we'll find the crew. slow traffic coming in out of german town headed southward 370. and traffic will slow through the inter changes. there we go headed out towards the lane divide. the bottom half just heavy and slow. taking it back inside we'll update this ride. stalled tractor trailer remains in the center of the roadway northbound on i 95. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. >> breaking news this morning on another embassy attack. this is in the persian gulf country of yemmin. bursts through the main gate of the compound and pulled down the american flag and burned it. riot police fired tear gas at the crowds and did not get into the embassy building.
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angry demonstration september breaking out in the other parts of the middle east as well. >> protests in cairo continue for a third day. all over a film made in the u.s. that insults the profit mohammed >> there are reports that al-qaida has orchestrated the protest. the fbi is launching an investigation. all the latest now live from the news room this morning. >> a team of 50 specially trained marines were deployed overnight. president obama spoke to the leaders last night as it's becoming clearer now what may have been behind these attacks. more protests overnight in egypt. but they were met with what appeared to be a strong police presence. and what's happening here may still be a response to a u.s. filmmaker who uploaded a video who offended muslims, what happened at the
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u.s. consulate in libya may have been something different. a coordinated sustained attack that lasted for hours killing u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three others possibly to send a message on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. >> this is our mob. this is an organized terrorist attack. >> asthma renos were dispatched, back at home, they became a campaign issue. a statement from the u.s. embassy in egypt that criticized a film that sparked outrage there. >> having that embassy reiterate apologizing for the right of free speech is not the right course for administration >> delayed campaign trip yesterday. but he still attended a rally in las vegas after telling 60 minutes that governor roam ree has a tendency to shoot first and aim later. >> it's important for you to make sure the statements you
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back up by the facts and thought through the ramifications before you make them. >> now, this morning egypt's president allowed not to allow further attacks in cairo. he also criticized the film and said he asked president obama to put an end to such behavior. >> thank you very much. there was a rally in support of the united states in front of the white house yesterday. muslims from libya came out to say only extremists hate the united states. they held candles and talked about the impact of this week's deadly violence. inspired by a similar demonstration supporting ambassador stevens last night. the incidents overseas raise the issue of the cultural and social divine between muslims, christians and people of the jewish faith. we're going to
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explore that more in our next hour with a board member of the muslim society. >> over the past day we've learned more about this antimuslim movie which has sparked this outrage. it has called innocence of muslims. it had been written and directed by an israeli american. but both in the u.s. and israel have turned up nothing. antimuslim act at this visit who says he served as a consultant says he spoke with him yesterday and he was concerned about what happened to ambassador stevens. some actors in the film say they were misled about the movie and claim some dialogue was dubbed during post production. >> checking other top stories. they are ready to negotiate in the solution of a maryland man
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in prison. a senior sip mro mat has hinted this proposal has been made. serving a 15 year sentence. he was part of a multi million dollar u.s. plan to under mine the government by supplying people with internet access. >> new this morning, police are asking for help in the search for a missing man. you see him on your screen now. george farna was seen driving in the district of h street northeast towards bennig road. 2004 tan chevy blazer. the number is 746 m 855. if you have any information on the whereabouts of george call prince georges county police. >> a day care facility in northern virginia is shut down and two sisters are facing serious charges following a tip to child protective services. 29-year-old amila had a business permit to take care of up to 5
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children at a home in woodbridge. they found 21 inside and only her sister were there to help. some of the kids were found in closets and bathrooms, strapped to car seats. >> i, myself work in child care. i workoma renocore base at the child development center there. to hear someone was doing illegal child care here, very shocking. >> those sisters are now facing 7 counts each of reckless child endangerment. bond was set at $8,000. none of the children were injured. >> turning now to the race for the white house. president obama is on the campaign trail in colorado this morning. he arrived in aurora late last night. in a county considered a key battleground to winning the
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state in november. mitt romney is back in our area. this morning he holds a campaign rally in fairfax around 11:30. expect traffic delays. also campaigning in virginia today. michelle obama. she'll speak to supporters at the university of washington. key battleground state and right now the race between president obama and mitt romney is a near dead heat. >> congress gears up to leave washington for the fall campaign, vote on a temporary spending bill. the bill would allow spending at higher budget caps which were enacted in last year's debt deal. replenishing the funding for food stamp program and state welfare programs. >> the washington national cathedral is holding a memorial service today in honor of
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astronaut neil armstrong. he passed away last month at the age of 82. back in 1974. a limited number of seats are open to the public. those interested in attending were asked to contact nasa. we have the information on my fox dc.com. >> 7:10 right now. thursday morning. after a legendary career, a basketball coach is calling it quits >> maryland voters will decide if a casino will be coming. mgm wants you to hear what they have in store if they get the green light. >> fox 5 exclusive, one on one with former dc mayor. he weighs in on the corruption scandals that have plagued city hall. >> and as we head to the break, here's a live look outside. the latest on today's forecast from tucker and traffic from julie when we return.
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right now 7:10. it was someone else's fault. but this president cannot tell us that you're better off today than when he took office. [ female announcer ] here in virginia, we're not better off under president obama. his defense cuts threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs, lowering home values, putting families at risk. the romney plan? tax cuts for middle class families. north american energy independence. create over three hundred forty thousand new jobs for virginia. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approved this message.
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the teacher strike in chicago is making headlines as it enters 4th day. teacher performance evaluations based in part on how well students succeed. yesterday rev rend jesse jackson met with union and school officials. negotiators don't have the same sense of urgency he's seeing. 350,000 students have been out of class since monday. >> men's basketball coach jim calhoon is retiring. expected to make the announcement today. the 70-year-old hall of famer led to 3 national championships but struggled recently with health issues. >> before voters decide -- what
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they can expect if the company gets the green light. they are opening information center at national harbor today. give visitors an opportunity to examine their plans for report casino. will vote on whether to pass in november election. >> it is now 7:15. i was waiting. >> and it's still beautiful. >> and it's still beautiful >> going to be gorgeous. did you open the windows? >> all my windows. who needs air? >> nice little breeze out there. the same today. temperatures late this afternoon, there it is. will be back into the low 80s. let's take a spin across the country. 61 in washington. lots of 50 s s if you are outside the beltway. 61 in boston. warmer to our west and cooler behind a cold front west of chicago. chicago currently 65. there's your cool front and
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notice temperatures. 30s on the map this morning. 39 degrees. casper, wyoming, 38. we transition into the middle of september. not going to be cool around here. but that cold front will approach our region with a few showers late tomorrow night, late friday and give us a bit of a cool down for the weekend. high temperatures this weekend will only be in the 70s. nice and dry around here. bright sunshine. there's the cold front i mentioned there to the north and west of chicago. next weather maker later tomorrow and early saturday. 82 today, lots of sunshine. beautiful afternoon. a few more clouds tomorrow with a scattered shower tomorrow night. not going to be a lot of rain. could be a shower or two. weekend looking good with highs in the 70s. >> sure is, looking perfect. thank you. is that a new suit you are wearing? >> i think it might be. >> i think it might be?
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>> he's a humble man, tony. that means yes. tucker is rocking a very nice new suit. >> it was my birthday last week. >> and the hair. i noticed the hair this morning. >> looking very good too. >> all right, enough. >> he's a giant humble man. >> 's a whole new tucker. -- he's a whole new tucker. it's improving. hour and a half commute and now down to 30 minutes around towards georgia avenue getting back to normal. the crash which started all of this messcleared. southbound 95 still on the breaks leaving 198 headed out towards the capital beltway. the tractor trailer stuck in the middle now moved over. headed across the river, traffic slows again to the springfield parkway other 395. this delay continues out towards
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seminary road. all lanes are open northbound along i 95. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. >> thank you. later today drivers will have one last chance to weigh in on the proposed toll road rate hikes. it will be the third opportunity in a series of scheduled public hearings. the airport's authority plan would double by 2015 in order to pay for the silver line. the meeting begins at 5:00 p.m. at spring hill elementary school. >> in maryland, the public service commission is holding a hearing to discuss how power companies handle the widespread outages. at 10:00 this morning, officials will meet from representatives from five companies. the storm left hundreds of thousands of people in the dark. it took days to get all the power restored. it's been a while since we heard from dc mayor. he shined
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away from the spotlights since he was defeated two years ago. >> there has been no shortage of scandals since he left office. caught up with the former mayor to get his take on the controversies and life after politics. >> mayor says he's happy to be a private citizen and seemed to shy away from calls for him to return to the public spotlight. >> is there anything new going on? >> i may have to argue with that but i don't know whether people miscing me or not but i love dc. born and raised here. always be a fantastic place to live. >> he was careful with his words when he asked about the headlines with scandal since he left the district's highest office >> any time there's any type of investigation, citizen's ears are going to perk up. >> two counsel members have been forced from their jobs after admitting to felonies. a shadow campaign that was put
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together to defeat him was uncovered by federal officials. and the man who defeated him vincent gray remains under investigation by the u.s. attorney >> there have been miss steps, mistakes and things that shouldn't have happened in the past. my hope is that those things remain in the past and everything gets back to normal and the city begins to improve. >> no mention of getting back into dc politics but said he'll continue to support the city he loves >> dc resident, i think the city in general is going forward and it's a great place to live and i'll keep doing everything i can as a citizen to make sure it keeps heading that way. >> he says he is working at a law office. he is also focused on improving education for kids nationwide. fox 5 news. >> interesting to see the former mayor. good to see him. >> and good to hear him speak. >> coming up first for the
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district, what you'll soon see pop up around town. >> and an important part of history will be relived this weekend. a look at how the town is celebrating or commemorating we should say, the 150th anniversary of a battle that played a key role in the civil war. we'll be right back. i didn't know strawberriries where in season right now. shh's no no no no no no.. rosco ..no, no, no... ♪ opera love it. (crying)
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7:24 now. this morning search continues for the gunman who shot a man at morgan state university. the shooting happened before 5:00 p.m. last night. the victim was shot in the stomach inside a bathroom inside the student center. neither the victim nor suspect were students at the school. and police believe the two knew each other. the victim was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. a teenager charged with a shooting at his school.
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15-year-old robert fired. attempted murder for injuring another student. his attorney says he brought the gun to school to intimidate bullies and didn't mean to shoot anyone. >> the district is set to launch what's believed to be the nation's first government sponsored trans gendered campaign. five ads tonight that will be displayed around the city. they feel safe and have equal access. have been subjected to violence in parts of the district. still ahead, in depth look from the fall out continuing in the middle east >> for us the day off for the nats after another win in new york. and special honor for robert griffin iii. sports is next >> and a live look outside. latest weather and traffic
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from tucker and julie. [ [ romney ] this president can ask us to be patient. tthis president can tell us it was someone else's fault. but this president cannot tell us that you're better off today than when he took office. [ female announcer ] here in virginia, we're not better off under president obama. his defense cuts threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs, lowering home values, putting families at risk. the romney plan? tax cuts for middle class families. north american energy independence. create over three hundred forty thousand new jobs for virginia. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approved this message.
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northrop grumman. in sports, the nats wrapped up series with the mets last
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night. ryan zimmermann broke a score less tie with an solo home run in the 4th. the star of the game was steven strassburg's replacement. john lannan pitched 5 and two thirds. the nats win 2-0 and lead by 8.5 games in the nl east. the orioles and the rays. the bottom of the 9th. crushes one off the wall to score a game winner. o's beat the rays 3-2 and tied with the yankees atop the al east. hopefully this is only the beginning. robert griffin iii has landed on the cover of sports illustrated. i don't like that. there's a curse there. 7th quarterback in red skin's history to grace the cover. griffin was also named nfc offensive player of the week. i do like that. which is a first forie quarterback
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after a season opener. he's started a new internet craze starting griffining. knocked on his backside in the nfl. >> does that mean something? the two index fingers. >> it was his reaction cause he was knocked down. he sat up, saw what happened and put his fingers up. >> i just yesterday donated my old jason campbell jersey to the goodwill. >> did you? you need to hold on to that. >> why? >> why not? >> cause. >> i still have a kent harvey jersey. >> that's different. that's line having tony endorse that. he's considered one of the --. >> he was a cowboy. >> just throw out any name. not the same thing . >> it is too.
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>> okay. now we're getting to it. >> kent harvey better than jason. >> we have weather to do i think. >> let's do it. >> exactly why i'm taking as much time as i can. i don't have anything to talk about. 61 in washington. it is cool out there. north and west, it's going to be another beautiful day. lots of sunshine. blue sky. should be a dry afternoon for you. 54 in leonard town. 63. average high this time of year 81. close to it today. 82 today and tomorrow . and behind a cold front which will come in late friday. we should cool down a little for the weekend, highs in the upper 70s. looks like a lot of sunshine for the weekend. sunshine in the forecast today. very quiet. continue to enjoy unseen
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seasonably nice weather around here as we have this big air of high pressure. that's our next frontal system. late tomorrow afternoon and tomorrow night. clouds in the forecast for friday and late tomorrow night could be a few showers around here. could look out for that possibility. clear quickly ask saturday morning back into the sunshine. back into the nice weather. 82 today. sunshine. winds south examine east at 5. -- south and east at 5. but temperatures will once again get into the low 80s. maybe a shower late tomorrow afternoon, tomorrow night. i know there's a big concert down in the park but should be dry. and clear it out for the weekend saturday and sunday. that's weather let's see traffic and get the latest from julie who keeps all of her jerseys. >> i fell out of my chair when she said tony. alison. that was a good one.
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i love it. on the roads right now you are going to find lanes are open on the top stretch of the beltway. still very slow headed around silver spring. this is southbound new hampshire avenue south of the beltway. this is where we have the incident involving the bus. the inner loop of the beltway can't exit on to new hampshire avenue. move to the center and left coming from the capital beltway southbound on 650. we've also got problems here on the outer loop of the beltway. tied up the right lane on the bridge. traffic started slow south of river road. inner loop of the beltway your lanes are open. we have delays if you are traveling eastbound. even though the roads are open, below speed this morning. add extra time to this inbound commute. 16 miles an hour. move up to about 31 miles an hour headed east. well below speed. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic.
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>> thanks. now to the latest development out of the middle east. new protests turned violent outside the u.s. embassy in cairo. police fired tear gas and warning shots to keep protestors away from the building. president obama has spoken with the presidents of egypt and libya. this came to a boiling point when the united states ambassador and three other americans were killed in an attack at the u.s. consulate. on its way to examine the scene. joining us now is daniel, a scholar at the advantaged of international studies at john's hopkins university. thank you for joining us this morning. the details in this troubling story, theory involving now. we're learning more now. i'd like first though your reaction to the events thus far. >> i think it's important to
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understand that whatever happened was done by a very small number of people. libyans generally appreciate what the united states and nato did for them and would be very upset about what happened. i've been there twice this year and talked to people on the street and restaurants. libyans have a profound appreciation for what we did. i have to fend them off. they like to hug you a lot. even on the street. and they really express their appreciation very well. this is an unusual event in libya. >> let's talk about what we thought was the only factor in this. besides the obvious evolving march with all of the nations of the world. besides that obvious thing there. let's talk about this film. that's what we thought it was before. are you surprised that the reaction would be this strong
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from a small group or not of people in libya first of all? and now we're seeing rioting in lemon and cairo as well. >> no, i'm not surprised. what is acceptable in criticizing religion is different from american standards. if it had been christianity it i'm not sure we would have reacted all that differently. this is a difficult situation where freedom of speech requires the filmmakers be entitled to make their mistakes but it has repercussions worldwide. >> we talked about the people you've met. our response now, we are sending marines there to show up our embassies there. also these two battleships are going to the region. how do we navigate our actions and
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understand this is not about these two governments fighting but a small group of people? how do we square these two actions? >> it's not easy. but what we have to do is to insist the government of libya, the government of egypt and the government of lemmon protect. it's not on the u.s. marines stationed there who protect the information inside the embassies and consulates. they are not primarily responsible for protection of the outside. it's the whole government supposed to do that particularly in egypt where they have the capability. we have to insist it be done. in libya, the problem is the government doesn't have the capability. and there you need to supplement the government's capability with u.s. marines. but only temporarily. fundamentally, we have to get back to a normal situation where the host government protests our
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facilities. >> we have heard that come out of cairo. the leadership there saying it forbids people to attack the embassies or the united states or properties there. >> they are saying that now. >> okay. >> they were slow to say it. the libyans were kicker to say it and apologize for what happened. egypt in my way of thinking is much more problematic situation because the government there frankly expects us to do something about this film. and i don't think we're going to do anything because that's not the role of the u.s. government. >> let's talk about that. the united states respond s. it's evolved over the course of the events that have happened. first, we heard that what some said sounded like an apology to the muslim world for this film. and then later we saw hillary clinton come out and say there's
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no excuse for this sort of violence. and the condemnation by the obama administration. how have you felt over the united states response. >> i heard no apology for the film whatsoever. i heard the embassy in cairo before the demonstrations occurred trying to fend off the demonstrations by saying look we don't approve of this film. we don't like it. it's in poor taste . i think they did exactly the right thing. there was no apology at all. >> we appreciate it. scholar at the middle east institute and a professor at john's hopkins. thanks for coming in today. >> my pleasure >> it's 7:39 now. a warning about a bacteria tainted product sold in some local grocery stores. why you want to check your fridge this morning. and did the unveiling of the iphone 5 live up to the hype? a closer look at the new design
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making headlines today, a
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warning about listeria tainted cheese sold locally. officials say the imported cheese of new york is linked to illnesses in 11 states. three people reported becoming sick and one person in virginia and in the district also sickened. the cheese was sold in whole foods stores and distributed to restaurants as well. whole foods said it was recalling the cheese in question from some of its stores and says all sell by dates by october 2nd are affected by this. and on monday, forever cheese issued a recall of 800 wheels of cheese. >> apple unveils the new iphone. it has a larger screen and take pan ram i can pictures -- panoramic pictures. it comes
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with new head phones called head pods. iphone 5 hits stores september 21st. >> when will it end? i'm going to jump in iphone 10 maybe. which will be two years. >> at the rate they are going. yeah. i might jump in now. it's time. can't take it more slowly than i've been taking it. >> that's true. okay. >> mark my words. once he gets it, he'll stay. what did you ever do without it? weather real quick if we are out and about. cool start here with temperatures in the 50s and 60s. afternoon back up near 80 for afternoon highs. 61 in washington. very nice out there. bwi marshal 55. high pressure, that's the
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area of high pressure keeping us dry with sunshine all week. that will continue to deliver here later today. and much of tomorrow. it will start to push off the coast as we get into the nighttime hours tonight. not a lot of cold front to approach late in the day tomorrow. we will have a few more clouds in the forecast by tomorrow afternoon. and the potential that there could be a shower or two friday night. honestly, much of the energy will stay north and west. the good news is we'll get it all out of here in time to bring sunshine back by saturday. the weekend looks dry for area football games. and high school football games. both saturday and sunday look great with highs in the 70s. there's your 7 day forecast. >> thank you. very. appreciate it . >> we want to do a little it right now, a long distance shout out. i have to get this on my screen here. let me read this really quickly. this is from a
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woman named myra. i just wanted to say hi. i just moved to china where we were avid watchers of fox 5. it was so nice to be able to tune in from china and hear a familiar voice live from the washington d.c. area. it has been a little taste of america for our whole family and when we get lonely. let everyone on the set know their news show is being watched by a family in china. we're 12 hours ahead. so we're watching the morning show as we go to bed at night. and matt our executive producer did that map to show just where they are. i don't know if we can go back to that. but this is the jerell family. so we your fox 5 family say thanks for watching and good luck in china. how about that? >> that's wonderful. >> amazing. >> what an experience for them to be in china. so weird to think we're being seen in china.
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>> so there it is. there's the map. we wanted to do a how far is it from dc. we're there for you and we miss you. i don't know if you are coming back home but our thoughts are with you >> thank you for continuing to watch. let's go to julie. find out about traffic . may be having to do traffic reports for china. >> a little trouble with the pronunciation but i'm on it. bear with us. that's really cool. >> we have four viewers now that we know of. >> i don't have to pay any more. i love it. very cool for them to check in with us as well. on the roads right here in our backyard, delays if you are traveling eastbound on 66. it's still heavy and slow headed out. drop down to 16 miles an hour leaving business 234. down to 31 miles an hour here. and i've got trouble if you are traveling along hunter mill road.
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blocked southbound at the toll road. northbound your lanes are opened. continuing from college park all the way around towards georgia avenue. and on the outer loop here incident remains in the right lane causing a of river road. heads up headed out towards tyson. your lanes are open but slow go south on 270. south of 118, this delay carries you out to the split. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. >> still ahead, harper's ferry is gearing up. >> that's where we find holly. >> i thought we made a long road trip this morning. nonetheless, we did travel a little and came here because they are gearing up for a super special weekend. four days of events commemorating the 150th anniversary of the civil war battle. how much do you know about it? you need to know more and that includes why you need to come up
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here. we'll tell you all about it next fox 5 morning news. stay with us. 
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7:52 now. often referred to as a prelude to freedom. we're learning about the battle at harper's f are erry. >> inviting you and your family to the historic site all to commemorate the 150th anniversary. holly joins us live with the preview of the four day event. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. the battle just began. 150 years ago that is , but i was told that by this man right here. he's the chief historian. and you were telling me if we were here 150 years ago we wouldn't be able to hear each other. >> just opened up 6:30 this morning. there was no such
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thing as day light savings time. right now the guns just began to open the canon and firing. very difficult for us to even speak to each other because the loud noise here. >> you said when i was reading about this, this was a battle that is often lost. what do you mean by that? >> this actually is the very first battle in the state of maryland during the civil war. it was the key to harper's ferry. really held the fortress around. so they are fighting up there to determine the destiny of this campaign. >> this battle often gets overshadowed. but wouldn't have happened if this wouldn't have happened. >> really what it's all about. going into pennsylvania. the real invasion was going to be in atopen pen. couldn't get there until he got rid of the troops at harper's ferry. this stalled him and as a result of what happened here and the amount of time that was lost here, finally
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resulted. >> can you just sense the significance of the history as we stand here 150 years later? >> i've been losing sleep over this. 150 years ago to the moment. the mist we have here was similar to 150 years ago. today, we commemorate. then we were killing. >> it's sacred ground to say the least. that's an understatement. thank you so much for coming out. talk more with dennis later. but make my way over with todd. he's going to talk more. good morning to you. about what's going to go on. you have a lot planned. >> we'll have someone for everyone. we've got for the serious student of the civil war, there's those who have a casual passing interest. i think it will be exciting and entertaining for them as well. >> telling us the president of harvard is speaking. >> keynote address on saturday evening is dr. drew, president of harvard university.
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she's going to civil war historian. >> but for the novice, tell me about the children's activities and the different exhibits people can experience. >> there's going to be a lot of family use activities. folks can come in and bring their family. they can learn the life of a civil war soldier. have their picture taken. there's going to be living history activities in lower town, boliver heights, all throughout the battlefield. a lot of activities where people can learn how it was 150 years ago today. >> allow time. >> right. >> i'm going to head on over here to melinda. she is dressed up and tell us something you have not just going on this weekend but special here as well. >> it is. this also is sacred ground. we were talking about that a second ago. for the average person on the streets 150 years ago, they were african american and come in behind the
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safety of the union lines. so that anyone that was pursuing them could not take them back. the person that owned them before they came into this town. so the federal government's protecting from 600 to 5,000 african americans in and around camps. here's the thing, if you are in a camp like this and african american, the only reason you are allowed to stay, you can't be a loafer. want to make sure everybody is working and basically pursuing the war machine efforts. you are washing laundry. splitting wood, making food for the soldiers. you have to be part of that war machine or you can't stay in these camps. >> thank you very much. you are going to want to be a part of what's going on over the next four days. thursday, friday, saturday and sunday they are having events. we have a link to theirs. if you want to find out more about the specifics of what's going on. or stay tuned. in our next hour we'll find out
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more on the hands on things they are going to have and lessons to be learned. that happened on going 150 years ago right now. back to you. >> fascinating. thank you. >> all right. in the wake of the recent attacks in the middle east, there's a focus on cultural and social divides. we're going to explore that more next hour with a board member of the local muslim society >> it is already making headlines for keeping your skin looking healthy. a new study finds coconut oil may help to keep you cavity free as well. the fox medical team takes a closer look. time right now 7:57. [ male announcer ] with ultra-filtered water
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coming up, anti-american sentiment spreads throughout the middle east. the latest pictures from the growing protests that have already cost four americans their lives. >> plus, foreign policy on the front burner. we'll look at the war of words between president barack obama and mitt romney over how to respond to the deadly attack on
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a u.s. ambassador. >> later, be glad you don't live in this town. why the price at the pump at dozens of gas stations in now pushing $9 a gallon. yikes. good morning, everybody. i'm tony perkins. >> i'm allison seymour. yes, i do need to know where that is. i don't even want to travel there. >> avoid the area. >> a minute after 8:00. good morning, tucker barnes. >> good morning. >> beautiful day yesterday. i think it's going to be a repeat of the same, right? >> yeah, just right, not too hot, not too cool, but it is cool at night, warm in the afternoons. >> kind of perfect. >> yeah. >> dare i say? >> let me get right to the forecast. remember that old mcdonald's where they had half the -- >> yeah. that didn't work. >> the mcribs? >> the mlt, warm on one side and cool on the other. >> blended so nicely? >> it didn't or they would have kept it around. >> how do we get into these things?
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[ laughter ] >> important things. getting late in the morning. here we go, lots of sunshine expected today. here are your temperatures today, in washington 64 degrees. lots of sunshine expected. high pressure, that's why we have the quiet conditions. as we switch maps and go to temperatures, 64 in washington, 54 in leonardtown, 54 in manassas. forecast, sunshine, temperatures easing into the low 80s later this afternoon, just right. and again, low humidity so another beautiful afternoon expected. >> very good. thank you, sir. now, let's go to julie wright and find out what's happening on the area roads. >> what's not happening? this might be an easier answer. if you are traveling the top stretch of the beltway we have delays there coming in from the west this is our new problem to report, still waiting for a tow truck here along southbound hunter mill road approaching the dulles toll road. accident has the southbound lanes block, northbound gets through. i have delays up to 30 minutes at this point coming southbound on the george washington parkway towards 395 so heavy and slow past the cia towards
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the 14th street bridge. here's the outer loop delay colesville role it's gone but 30 minutes from route 1 to 355. delays southbound on i-95 as you continue to work your way out of laurel. the inner loop of the beltway slowing down to 16 miles an hour between 95 and the greenbelt metro. now for that trip southbound on i95 again, the delay from 216 down to the beltway in that backup they are checking for an accident near 198, southbound bw parkway below speed at 31 miles an hour coming in south of 198. that's a check of your "fox 5 on-time traffic.." we begin with breaking news from the middle east where violence against america continues to spread. overnight angry protestors in yemen tried to storm a u.s. embassy throwing rocks and tearing down the american flag. riot police fired tear gas into the crowd to drive them away but at this hour, the clashes continue. there are also angry protests reported this morning in other
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middle east countries. besides the all night protest in egypt, we're hearing of demonstrations in morocco, sudan and tunisia this morning. those protests in egypt are the biggest and they have been going on since tuesday. the demonstrators are reportedly upset at a movie on youtube that mocks islam. but the u.s. wants to know if al qaeda also played a role in the attack that killed the american ambassador to libya. melanie alnwick joins us now live in the newsroom with the latest from this investigation. good morning, melanie. >> reporter: good morning, tony. all americans in benghazi have been evacuated and a team of elite marines have been deployed to triply. the attack on the u.s. consulate was he coordinated, not like a riot. u.s. believes the attack may have been preplanned. an al qaeda video released monday called for revenge for the killing of al qaeda's number 2 earlier this year. now, he was from libya and some believe the video may have been the trigger for the go ahead
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for the attacks. ambassador chris stevens who you saw there and foreign service officer sean smith and three other americans were killed and three others wounded when the consulate was firebombed. president obama strongly condemned the attack and secretary of state hillary clinton stressed that the libyan government was not involved. >> a free and stable libya is still in america's interest and security. and we will not turn our back on that. >> in attack is a horrible attack. we condemn it. we strongly condemn this kind of attack. >> ambassador chris stevens lived in chevy chase when he was not on assignment. sean smith was an air force veteran and the married father of two young children. president obama spoke to the leaders of both egypt and libya last night. this morning, egypt's president vowed he would not allow any further attacks on foreign embassies but he also harshly criticized that film and said that he asked president obama to put an end to such behavior.
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tony? >> thank you. now, over the past day we have learned more about the anti-muslim movie which sparked outrage. it's called innocents of muslims. yesterday we told you it had been written and directed by a jewish american named sam bac i e. that's a pseudonym. an anti-muslim activist says he spoke with and said ba seal was concerned about what happened to ambassador chris stevens. some of the actors say their dialogue was dubbed during post production. stay with fox 5 on air and online with the latest developments on the situation in the middle east. still ahead, a local muslim leader joins us live for a closer look at the religious differences that led to the deadly attack. had the violence against the united states has thrust foreign policy to the forefront
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of the had presidential race trading words about how to handle u.s. diplomacy in the middle east. >> i also believe the administration was wrong to stand by a statement sympathizing with those who had breached our embassy in egypt instead of condemning their actions. it's never too early for the united states government to condemn attacks on americans and to defend our values. >> governor romney seems to have a tendency to shoot first and aim later. and as president, one of the things i have learned is you can't do that. >> the white house and even some fellow republicans accuse romney of politicizing the death of ambassador stevens. in the meantime, mitt romney and first lady michelle obama will bring the campaign to virginia. romney will be in fairfax around 11:30. mrs. obama will stop in richmond and fredericksburg. republican vice- presidential candidate paul ryan will be back on capitol hill today. he will join his house colleagues to vote on a 6-month
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spending bill, that if signed into law will temporarily stop a government shutdown. it will likely be the only major piece of legislation passed by congress before the break for the fall election. new this morning, the federal reserve wraps up its two-day policy meeting and economists optimistic that fed had chief ben bernanke will take bold action to boost the economy. one possibility, the launch of a third bond buying program. that would hopefully lower long- term interest rates and in turn spur borrowing and spending. also today maryland's public service commission looks for answers. this afternoon, the panel will hold a hearing with five local electric utilities to determine how they responded to june's derecho which left tens of thousands of people in the dark. some for more than a week. the public had the chance to weigh in on the company's performance by submitting online comments. and finally the d.c. region says good-bye to an american hero.
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today the washington national cathedral will hold a memorial service for astronaut neil armstrong. ee limited number of seats -- a limited number of seats are open to the public. the first man on the moon died last month at the age of 82. another day another honor for robert griffin iii. still ahead, the latest praise for the redskins rookie. >> free money raining down on the streets of l.a. why this suspect was dumping the loot. >> but first, children strapped into car seats then left alone in bathrooms and closets. the shock discovery inside a suburban virginia home.
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question seven. good jobs and better schools in maryland. not west virginia. so let's talk about coverage. based on this chart, who would you choose ? wow. you guys take a minute. verizon, hands down. i'm going to show you guys another chart. pretty obvious. i don't think color matters. pretty obvious. what's pretty obvious about it ? that verizon has the coverage. verizon. verizon. we're going to go to another chart. it doesn't really matter how you present it. it doesn't matter how you present it. verizon. more 4g lte coverage than all other networks combined. . around the region, two virginia women are under arrest accused of running an illegal daycare out of a woodbridge home. the sisters qayyum face 7 charges of a reckless
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endangerment of a child. they were caring for 21 children between 3 months and 4 years old. some of the children were found locked in a closet and bathroom. over in maryland, police are still looking for the gunman who shot another man in the stomach on the campus of morgan state university. this happened around 5:00 last night inside of a bathroom at the student center. the suspects and victim knew each other but neither attended the school. the victim is in the hospital. and today d.c. mayor vincent gray will launch what he calls the nation's first government sponsored campaign to promote transgender awareness. he will unveil five ads featuring transgender residents. he wants to ensure that those people receive the same job and housing opportunities as nontransgendered people. 8:13. looks like it's going to be a beautiful day again today. >> once again, we kick it off with what we believe will be a
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beautiful photo that tucker is going to show to us. >> can't wait. time for "my first 5" photo of the day. >> love the accessories! ♪ [ music ] >> what a cutie, one month old. >> just yummy. just -- anybody remember baby's breath when they're so little, so sweet, milky breath. >> is it like puppy breath. it's adorable. it is. it's the same kind of thing, you know? just -- ah. and a month old. >> she can't do anything but receive kisses. she can't run away. she can't fight them off, just gets all the kisses. >> she's a love. >> to send us your child's picture go to myfoxdc.com and click on "mornings."
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thank you very much, mackenzie lee and thanks for your family for sending it in. temperature in washington cool for this time of the year. 64 degrees, still some 50s off to the west and to the north. even southern maryland leonardtown was 54 at last look so we are cool to start the day. want to show you a couple of features. cold front off to the north and west, now north and west of chicago. temperatures cooling off behind that front in fargo, 34 degrees this morning. yeah. 39 in casper, wyoming. so hints of fall abound across the northern plains there. that cold front will start to work towards the washington area tomorrow. could bring us a couple of showers late tomorrow afternoon tomorrow evening and then setting us up for a nice looking weekend although temperatures will only be in the 70s. all right. otherwise, great looking day today. back in the low 80s, lots of sunshine, low humidity, you not routine at this point. can't say we ever get used to it because it's been so nice but enjoy your afternoon. it should be nice with highs in the low 80s.
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the rain you see there west of chicago is the cold front i mentioned and that will start to impact us tomorrow afternoon, tomorrow night with clouds and showers. there is your accuweather seven- day forecast. 82 this afternoon and tomorrow, then 70s behind the front. this weekend lots of sunshine. that's weather. let's do some traffic and the other cuteness factor, julie wright has your traffic. [ laughter ] >> reporter: is that because i complimented you on your hair? it does look nice. >> thank you, julie. >> reporter: you look good, tucker barnes. >> you're being so nice today, what's up? >> reporter: anything for a free lunch. [ laughter ] >> reporter: southbound on 270 we have big delays there coming southbound leaving germantown and, of course, the gw parkway also backed up from the beltway towards 395. right now about 30 minutes and that's with all lanes open. 270 slow from bucks town to hyattstown and germantown to the split. overall 72-minute ride.
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southbound 95 congested out of laurel towards the capital beltway. 26 minutes southbound bw parkway, accident near 197. northbound i-95 remains of the incident approaching dale city tying up the left side of the road heavy volume past the scene traffic slowing again newington to shirlington and 395. that's a check of your "fox 5 on-time traffic." coming up next, talk about sticker shock. we'll tell you where drivers saw gas prices pushing $10 a gallon. >> we'll explain. also later, marking 150 years since the battle of harpers ferry. that's a beautiful picture there. >> gorgeous. >> holly joins us live with a sneak peek at what the park service has planned for the commemoration and the special role that the skirmish played in civil war history. it's 8:17. we'll be right back.
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the tech world is buzzing this morning. apple unveiled the iphone 5. the new device is lighter, easier to hold, has a larger screen and can take panoramic pictures and will work with 4-g lte networks and use a new operating system. it comes with ear pods come with rave reviews but there is
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negative feedback about a new connector cable forcing users to buy new accessories. the iphone 5 officially hits stores september 21. if you pay a lot for gas, be glad you don't live near these pumps. lukoil stations in new jersey, hopefully i'm pronouncing that right, and pennsylvania, jersey and pennsylvania are charging nearly $9 for a gallon of regular to drive customers away. here's the deal. some franchise owners are using the steep prices to protest lukoil for overcharging them for gas leaving them at a competitive disadvantage. you don't have to worry about that. >> there you go. check this out, money flying from the open windows of a car in the middle of a police pursuit. the guys in the car allegedly robbed an armored car. police gave chase and the suspect started dumping the loot but these guys were no modern day robin hoods.
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they did it as a distraction. people started running into the street to scoop up the cash. they even converged on the car after it got stuck in traffic. police arrested two suspects. >> it's weird. still ahead in our next half hour, how apple's touchscreen technology could help children with autism. >> 8:22 now. you're watching "fox 5 morning news." we'll be right back. [ romney ] this president can ask us to be patient. this president can tell us it was someone else's fault. but this president cannot tell us that you're better off today than when he took office.
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[ female announcer ] here in virginia, we're not better off under president obama. his defense cuts threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs, lowering home values, putting families at risk. the romney plan? tax cuts for middle class families. north american energy independence. create over three hundred forty thousand new jobs for virginia. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approved this message. in the people, businesses, and organizations that call greater washington home. whether it's funding an organization that provides new citizens with job training, working with an anacostia school that promotes academic excellence, or supporting an organization that serves 5,000 meals a day across d.c., what's important to the people of greater washington is important to us, and we're proud to work with all those who are making our communities stronger.
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making headlines at home and around the world another attack on a u.s. embassy this morning. this is in the persian gulf country of yemen. protestors in the capital burst through the main gate. compound where they pulled down the american flag and burned it. and this is a live look at cairo. hundreds of protestors have been outside the u.s. embassy there clashing with riot police who are firing tear gas at
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them. about 350,000 students in chicago are missing' fourth day of class. teachers are still on strike. the union and city officials say they made headway during the negotiations yesterday. one of the biggest sticking points is how much student test scores should be tied to teacher evaluations. family and friends will hold a candlelight vigil for a student killed. 18-year-old marckel ross was walking to school on central avenue monday morning when he was gunned down. prince george's county police are still searching for a suspect and motive. tonight's vigil will take place at 7 p.m. at the scene of the crime. it is 8:26 right now. we say good once again to our friend tucker barnes. >> goo. >> good morning. how are you? >> great time of year and nice forecast. lots of sunshine and -- ♪ [
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music ]♪ >> sorry about that. temperatures in the low 80s. >> are you going to do t seven day? >> i know. >> some people have questions about the springsteen concert at national park. >> there might be a sprinkle or two. >> nothing stops the boss. >> it might stop tony from going. >> sugar does melt, tucker. >> thank you, allison. >> that was good. dulles 55. 52 frederick. 57 leonardtown. not much to feature weather- wise. we'll take it. lots of sunshine, blue skies, low humidity back in the forecast today as that area of high pressure -- thank you very much -- continues to deliver just beautiful weather across the area. no other way to describe it. area of high pressure will push east tonight and during the day tomorrow so this is tomorrow's forecast. a few more clouds tomorrow. tony asked about the concert tomorrow night. clouds around with the possibility of a few showers tomorrow evening. yesterday, we thought the front
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would arrive on saturday. now it looks like it will get here friday night into early saturday morning. the good news is it should clear quickly and most of the weekend features sunshine and dry conditions. so maybe a shower or two during the evening tomorrow. otherwise, we're look at close to a perfect seven-day forecast. 82 today, sunshine and a warm afternoon. then your accuweather seven-day forecast, 82 today and tomorrow. clouds arrive late tomorrow afternoon with that cold front. a few showers around tomorrow night, widely scattered. here your weekend fall. fall back into the 70s but plots lots saturday and sunday for all the soccer and football games this weekend with lots of sunshine on saturday and sunday. >> thank you. they are quickly becoming a critical tool to help children with autism. deena centofanti joins us live from detroit to show us how cutting edge technology helps fill basic needs. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we're talking about the ipad.
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this is incredible when you actually see it in action. what we're talking about is ipads being brought into the classroom and into homes to help children and even adults on the autism spectrum of the so what is it about the ipad itself and i suppose other tablets would work, as well? there are so many apps that help bridge a communication gap between these children and adults and help sort of release the words that are trapped in their minds. now, research is being done as we speak about the effectiveness of this method of teaching. but what teachers and parents are really finding, i talked to one mom who said her child did not speak until he got the ipad. the beauty of it is there's a few things. first of all, it's got the touchscreen so it's instantaneous results. also it's very portable. in the past, a child or an adult would have to maybe sit in front of a computer to have a computer speak for him. instead you can carry this around. there's a coolness factor that
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people talk about that a child doesn't feel different, doesn't feel weird carrying around an ipad. in fact, it's a badge of honor to carry it around. so what they're finding is that this technology is really helping to be a bridge, bridge the gap for kids. you don't want the ipad to talk for the child all the time. but there's all kinds of games about social skills, communication skills that are really having tremendous benefit. it's expensive so, you know, there's fundraisers going on all over the country, school districts are trying to buy these, parents are trying to get them in their homes because they say it's really a game changer with their kids. >> i love that. let's switch gears a bit to something that's already touted for its ability to condition your skin, moisturize your hair, help your lose weight. now new research shows that coconut oil may be what the dentist ordered , as well?
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what's going on? >> it sounds like a cure-all. it used to be a villain and now it's a superstar, coconut oil high in saturated fat. this is what it looks like. so first of all let me address the weight loss issue. miranda kerr says she cooks with it. she believes it helps keep her weight down.the science there is interesting. in ireland they looked at the benefit of coconut oil or dental health. they found that coconut oil is an antibiotic and antifungal. 90% of american adults have some kind of tooth decay in our adult teeth. when we talk about coconut oil in general, it is high in saturated fat but these are medium chain fatty acids. that's important because it's
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believed your liver metabolizes those faster so that's why there's some believe among some that it can help you lose weight. people do talk about putting this in their hair on your skin. i guess what you do allison at this point is if you can replace something that you're cooking with now with a little coconut oil that might be a good starting point. vegans love it because you can get a butter cream frosting, like crisco almost. they can do all kinds of stuff without using butter so it's a superstar. >> i'll use it everywhere. very interesting. thank you so much. have a wonderful day. >> thank you. >> tony over to you. thank you very much. an anti-islamic movie made in america is being blamed for some of those protests that we have been seeing overseas in the middle east and to some extent perhaps the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. but muslims worldwide have deplored the violence. joining us for a closer look at
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the situation is a board member of the all dulles area muslim society and cochair of the organization's interfaith government and media committee. good morning. thank you for coming in. >> thank you for having me. >> we wanted to put this in perspective and tell us some things because clearly there are some misunderstandings between the two cultures, between some who practice islam, some who are christians and some western he is who don't understand some things. let's talk about these violent attacks. your view of the attacks, your organization's view of the attacks? >> as muslims, we condemn the violence and the murdering of ambassador stevens and the three consulate officers. our thoughts and prayers are with their families at this time. we pray for security and peace of all of our american citizens in the embassies and consulates in the middle east at this time. >> we now know that that particular attack may have been planned by al qaeda on the
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anniversary of september 11th so i'm going to take that out of the equation because we want to talk about the reaction to this anti-muslim film that's been made. why is the reaction so strong to any depiction of mohammed and, you know, i think some can understand any depiction that ridicules, but really any depiction of mohammed is -- is that alone complete sacrilege? is that something that's viewed very strongly by muslims? >> so for muslims, you know, if you look at the ten commandments which we are all from abrahamic roots we believe in the prophet abraham and prophet adam, in the ten commandments it says thou shalt not have glavine images. so any he -- grave end images. so any image, prophet jesus, prophet moses, not part of the tradition. people worship god not worship the prophet. and so that is the context
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around it. and so but regardless, no depiction, no bad film should cause any type of violent reaction. so, you know, obviously in a rabbi and protestant minister spoke yesterday condemning the movie but if you have a problem with the movie you respond with peace and good. in the koran god told us that bad and good are not the same and you respond to bad with good and so if there is something bad and distasteful it's part of freedom of speech. we believe in freedom of speech. but we should respond from an islamic perspective with peace and good. you can have a peaceful response. you can write articles, people can write their own films, have interfaith dialogues and really respond in an appropriate manner just like when there was the threat to burn the koran. people said okay, we'll respond by doing community service or we'll give korans out for free.
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let's create dialogue and learn about one another both ways mutual respect. >> so those who respond with violence, we refer to them frequently as militants. that's the correct term for those people they are on the fringe? >> absolutely. i mean, right now you see a few thousand people across three countries a tiny percentage looking for publicity. they are counterproductive by this violent response they are giving free publicity to a ridiculous movie. >> there are some similarities between -- some -- between islam and christian. you believe in jesus? >> we love jesus. there is a whole chapter in the holy koran about mary and the virgin birth of mary. we believe he is a messenger of
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god. we believe he is a messiah who will return. we love them all as our prophets and guides that bring us closer to god almighty so there is great interfaith relationships between muslims, christian, jewish, hindu, buddhist, sikh and everyone in this d.c. metropolitan area. >> your particular organization as we mentioned you're chairman of interfaith services. tell me with what goes on there. >> we have many dialogues and activities for creating mutual respect. for example, this saturday i'll be speaking at a hindu tell unti chantilly. a group in washington has interfaith dialogue on a regular basis bringing people together so we can get to know one another. we sponsor community service activities to bring people together to learn about one another. we have a book about teaching about religions so we can learn about all 11 faiths.
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>> rizwan jaka with the all dulles area muslim society, we can't do it enough justice in the time allotted but we thank you for coming in to talk. >> thank you very much. peace be with you. our prayers are with everyone for peace and security. >> allison, back to you. it is now just about 8:38. a couple of ticks away from that time. coming up, why david letterman, dustin hoffman, robert plant and jimmy page all have a date in the district. we'll be right back.
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♪[ music ] that sounds good. [ heavy rock music ] >> you might not expect to see these people together, dustin hoffman, david letterman and led zeppelin. they are receiving the 2012 kennedy center honor. >> how about that. the award is the nation's highest honor for those who have influenced american culture through arts. the group will be recognized on december 2 and check it out. the other honorees include blues man buddy guy, yes, and ballerina natalia makarova. led zeppelin is being honored as a ban, members plant, page and jones each receiving the honor. their original drummer died many years ago. the praise and accolades keep coming in for robert
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griffin iii following his stellar performance during his nfl debut. the skins rookie quarterback is on the cover of this week's east coast edition of "sports illustrated." he is the 7th redskin quarterback to receive the honor. he was named nfc rookie player of the week which is the first for a rookie in the first week. 18 airplane workers at jfk had an unusual plan to get rich quick accused of stealing more than 100,000 bottles of liquor. prosecutors say 15 truck drivers would take unused mini liquor bottles from planes then sell them to coworkers on the loading docks. that's nice. three security guards also face charges for taking bribes not to inspect the vehicles. 8:42 right now. next, that fall feeling is in the air. let's talk about something pleasant. be time to start thinking about a change in your garden. our garden guy derek thomas will join us live with what
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plants to look out for. >> my turn now. then holly is live in harpers ferry with a look at a special civil war commemoration. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. listen to this. ♪ [ music ] >> we are literally immersing ourselves in the sounds and the sights of harpers ferry this morning as we are here live in the r and d gearing up to celebrate the sesquicentennial anniversary of the battle of harpers ferry. if you want a history lesson four kids, this is a place to bring them this weekend. we'll show you firsthand live next on "fox 5 morning news." stay with us. anncr: this casino's in n west virginia.
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on to our facebook page and leave a comment under his picture. we may be nearing the end of this season for petunias and gardenias but there are plenty of colorful flowers that can grace your garden even after temperatures take a nosedive. our garden expert derek thomas from thomas landscapes joins us. speaking of noses, i have a question four. what am i smelling? it is not pleasant. i'm sorry. >> it's probably a combination of the mulch and the compost. >> oh, man. >> which are very, very important as far as adding nutrients to the soil. so the smell dissipates. we have just taken them out of the bag. it's a temporary thing. you definitely want to have compost added to the soil at this time of the year. a good potting mix if you are doing things in the planters. and a mulch which is going to help to retain moisture. but, you know, the real story, i want to remind the viewers to
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keep following me thomasgarden guy on twitter. we have some great information there. and thank johnson's for all this wonderful fall beauty. but the real story is, is that this is the time of the year -- i made this little combination here but imagine that if you're entertaining this weekend, a dusty miller two ornamental cabbages and a chrysanthemum and you're done. >> fantastic. >> the snapdragons and dianthus, those are plants that are going to continue to bloom next spring so they will go dormant but they will come back. things like thyme you can be harvesting it all season. but what i wanted to show the viewers was this is a summer planter. what i want to do here is actually dismantle this planter and my purpose is to show the viewers if you're space limited, less say that you have
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have a balcony and would be able to -- we are going to take some tulips, absolutely, put the tulips in the soil, okay? >> all ready to do that part. >> and then after we planted our tulips in our container, we're going to put the chrysanthemum on top of those -- >> really? >> mm-hm. >> and suddenly, our summer planter has turned into a fall planter. the ornamental peppers can be popped in. you don't even have to really take them out of container because once they're done, you can segue those with something like pansies or what have you. when this vine goes away, you can add in an ivy or something that's going to be cold-hardy but you have just transformed your summer bouquet.
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when the crysanthemums with done, they will die back -- >> the tulips come up next spring. amazing. very cool. >> you're saving time and money because you're not replanting. >> excellent. all right. give me your twitter address. >> it's thomas garden guy and you know, follow me. i have these great tips and i have always -- anytime i see stuff in the city i make sure that i tweet it and let people know ways that they can simplify their gardens. >> when i came in he was tweeting. [ laughter ] >> thank you, we appreciate it. allison, back to you. >> all right. thanks so much, derek. always good to see you. 150 years ago the nation was at war but one nearby location played a key role in a campaign that changed the course of the war between the states. this weekend the national park service is inviting the public to commemorate the battle of harpers ferry. holly morris reports. >> reporter: good morning. had this is a four-day history lesson and there is no better
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way to learn history than to truly immerse yourself in it. let's start with this location. take a look at it. you are here in harpers ferry. it doesn't get any more beautiful than that. and it really is amazing when you start to think about the gravity of what happened here. but as you come through you get to learn in all different ways and if you listen very closely you might just hear the sounds of the magpie and that's where greg and terry come in. tell us about the significance of your sound and what you're adding to the event this weekend. >> terry and i do a lot of music around american history and we do an entire program on music from the civil war era. we have done a lot of work on music of the story of john brown. this time around we're focusing on the civil war and the battle of harpers ferry. rufus saxon the commander of the union troops.
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so our song help to illustrate the stories. >> reporter: somehow we remember the stories better when they're told with melody. take away. we'll continue to show you part what's going on here and will be going on over the next four days. the magpie singers entertaining us this morning and over the weekend. if you plan to i blur kids out bring your kids out, a specialist will talk about hands on history in archeology. good morning. >> good morning. >> reporter: so you got quite the setup here. tell me what we're looking at. >> we have original museum artifacts. we ask the children to guess what was this thing used for during the civil war? so things that may look similar today were around during the civil war and let's see if the kids can guess what they have in front of them. >> reporter: who wants to go
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first? >> maybe like pictures, like today they have cameras that you can look at old pictures. might be used like that. >> good guess. >> the answer sunday the flip chart. >> they had 3-d in the civil war and if you hold up you can look through the viewer and see the image in 3-d. >> reporter: that's fun. you have a whole table of things here. they are going to be doing a bunch of things this weekend. this is to pique your interest to get to you come out. i'm going to come over and find jeff driscoll. come on over. he is going to talk about family and youth activities. >> good morning. >> reporter: i love this. >> do you? >> reporter: i love it. it's ingenious. tell me what's going on this weekend and activities like this. >> this is a small sampling of what we're going to be offering. we are going to be offering some 12 to 13 activities, one of which is what we call the rats in the cage map.
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so kids can play on the map that shows harpers ferry and the area around it with the soldiers. they can move it around as they actually did in the battle or do whatever they want. we have drill activities. we have a small union campsite where kids can see union soldiers, park rangers, cooking and learn about soldiering. >> reporter: wonderful. here's the wonderful thing about harpers ferry. not only are they having a lot of special things going on over next four days to commemorate the sesquicentennial anniversary of the battle of harpers ferry but they always have things going on. david fox is also with the park service. tell us why we need to come this weekend, actually we have told them that. you tell them why we need to come other weekends, as well. >> this place is wonderful. we have over 20 miles of hiking trails, the blue ridge mountains, shenandoah, history, industrial history, transportation history, there's
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something here for everybody. we have history. this natural setting, you can't beat it. there's no other place like it. >> reporter: can the park service throw an event or what? they can at harper's ferry. myfoxdc.com is our website. we have a link to theirs if you want to find out more. the appalachian trail is the other reason we're here this morning. it's celebrating its 75th anniversary. between 2 and 3 million people hike the trail every year. we'll talk about that in the 9:00 hour. coming up, why some new options could make the annual flu shot a little more pleasant experience. >> and later a more healthy mcdonald's. the big change coming to the golden arches fast food menu. we'll be right back. [ romney ] this president can ask us to be patient.
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right now at 9:00, breaking news in the middle east where anti-american protests continue and this morning we're learning that the killing of a u.s. ambassador in libya may have been a planned attack. melanie alnwick is live with the new details. also ahead, preventing the flu. each year thousands of americans die from influenza. so should you get the vaccine? and what is the best form of it for you? coming up at 9:15, advice from a local doctor, plus an rn is here, too. i'm going to be getting my flu shot right on the air. >> good for you. >> yeah. >> i'm not always vigilant in doing. this year i'm going to do it. good morning, i'm allison seymour. >> i'm tony perkins. before we get to that, we check in with tucker barnes with the latest on today's great looking forecast. >> good morning. another cool start. should be another pleasant afternoon with bright sunshine, low humidity. we are getting used to it at this point. temperatures if the low 80s. right no l